Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion & Diversity

At SDIS, we’re not all the same. And that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced, and how we think.

Inclusion Statement

We recognize that inclusion is an ongoing process that aims to increase access and engagement in learning for all students by identifying and removing barriers.

Inclusion is an organizational paradigm that involves change. It is a continual process of increasing learning and participation for all students. It addresses learning support requirements and questions the broader objectives of education, the nature of pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. It is an educational approach to which all schools should aspire.

IBO: Learning diversity and inclusion in IB programmes. Published January 2016

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Inclusive Community

Successful inclusive schools are characterized (Hehir 2012) by the involvement of the whole school community in the inclusion process. Learning communities should: be dynamic  respond to the learning needs of the whole community  include all stakeholders  listen to the voices of all learners, their parents and caregivers, support staff and non-teaching staff.  Policy development involving all members of the school community is crucial to the development of common understandings, which underpin successful inclusion. 

An inclusive and diverse culture for all.

We know that an inclusive and diverse workforce drives innovation and makes us stronger. That’s why we’re committed to hiring more diverse talent for jobs at all levels, attracting candidates from more diverse backgrounds regardless their Gender Language and Linguistic Diversity LGBTQ+ Race and Ethnicity Culture Differing abilities (neuro-diversity and physical ability) 

Inclusion and diversity

It takes all kinds of people from different culture backgrounds to make our school so unique. Across our school, we strengthen our commitment to making our school more inclusive and the world more just. 

our vision

Sandnes International School aims to create a better world by providing students with a rigorous international education and opportunities to take meaningful action and lead change in a safe and positive learning environment in which learners’ needs are supported, differences are respected, and their unique qualities are valued and nurtured.

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